Tag Archives: YQFA

Brenda

Brenda recounts her experience in the Navy during “The Canadian War on Queers” – not just a book by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile but a big important book that reveals our little known Canadian history of wide spread discrimination of LGBTQ folk in Canadian Military and Federal Services. Brenda’s story is included in the book.

http://www.ubcpress.ubc.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=299172599

Brenda’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Stephen

Stephen eloquently recounts growing up in the north, his process of coming out and his part in the human rights case that solidified same-sex marriage in Yukon Territory and in Canada. Thank you Stephen both for the energy you put into changing history and for the telling of this excellent piece of LGBTQ history.

Stephen’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Owen

Owen, a calligraphy artist, talks about leaving the country to go to school – and to come out. Having maintained a dual life for some time, Owen eventually reconciled the distance. You can see some of Owen’s work at: www.owenwilliams.ca

Owen’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Chris

Chris describes her elongated coming out process that was hindered at various points by her internalized homophobia. Congratulations Chris on figuring it out!

Chris’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yukon-Queer-Film-Alliance/369436306474933?fref=ts

Shara Layne

Shara Layne talks about the realities and her fears of coming out in a Catholic high school.

Shara Layne’s story video is part of a series of videos from Whitehorse, YT that were facilitated by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance with the generous support of Arts Fund Yukon. YQFA is responsible for OUT North, the first queer film festival north of 60. YQFA facebook

Below the video are a series of links to some of the news stories that covered the situation that Shara was involved in at Vanier high school.

CBC News March 6th 2013
Yukon News March 6th, 2013
InfoW5 March 6th , 2013
DailyXtra.com March 17, 2013
Whitehorse Star March 28th, 2013
AlPope.com June 28th, 2013